ADULT INITIATION

 

What is Adult Initiation?

 

Adult Initiation was established as the means by which adults become members of the Catholic Church within the local parish community.

 

Adult initiation is open to any adult who comes from another Christian and non-christian religions or any catholics who were baptised but did not receive catechetical formation or instruction, and who typically did not celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist.

 

What is required?

 

Nothing. If you are thinking about becoming a Catholic you are welcome to join the informal weekly meetings which run from September to June each year.

There is a team of catechists and helpers to welcome you, to answer your questions and to walk the journey with you. The whole group explores the Catholic faith together, reflects on the Bible readings of the Sunday and works to deepen their personal relationship with God and their commitment to living the Christian life. Inquirers are encouraged to ask questions about any difficulties they may face on the path to making a commitment. Their commitment must be freely given and there is never any pressure to decide one way or another.

The process may take a year or more and includes various ceremonies leading to the sacraments of baptism (for the non-baptised), confirmation and eucharist. The reception into the Catholic Church usually takes place during the Vigil Mass of Easter. If you are interested please contact Sister Jenefer.

 

How to apply?

 

Enquirers are most welcome at any time, but regular meetings for enquirers begin in early September. Exploring the Catholic faith together, studying the Sunday Bible readings etc. Commitment is made by a gradual series of stepping stones, each accompanied by a special blessing, without any pressure to proceed. For further information, please contact one of the clergy or Sr Jenefer.

 

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Brook Green - 41 Brook Green, W6 7BL - Tel: 020 7603 3832 - email: brookgreen@rcdow.org.uk